Royal Princess to Leave Princess Cruises Fleet and Join British Sister Line P&O Cruises

Santa Clarita, CA (December 9, 2009) — One of the small ships of Princess Cruises, the 710-passenger Royal Princess, will depart the line’s fleet in spring 2011, transferring to sister company P&O Cruises in the U.K. The ship will be renamed Adonia.
As a result, five sailings in April and May will be cancelled, and in… [Continue Reading]

Princess Cruises Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes as Tahitian Princess is Transformed into Ocean Princess

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 23, 2009) — Capping a year of taking viewers behind the scenes as ships go through drydock, Princess Cruises is again offering an opportunity to follow a vessel through the renovation process. In the newest installment of the Princess online drydock journal, the current Tahitian Princess will not only undergo a… [Continue Reading]

Orient Lines Reborn: Marco Polo II

CELEBRATION, FL, Aug 20 — Orient Lines, the destination cruise specialist founded by British cruise and tour entrepreneur Gerry Herrod in 1992, and which was recently acquired by another cruise industry visionary, Wayne Heller, is preparing to set sail in 2009.
The “new” Orient Lines earlier announced plans to acquire vessels rich in history and character… [Continue Reading]

NCL Welcomes Return of Norwegian Sky to Miami

Miami – May 6, 2008 – NCL Corporation (NCL) announced today that it will reflag and rename Pride of Aloha and launch the ship as Norwegian Sky, offering three and four-day Bahamas cruises from Miami commencing this summer. The 2,002-passenger ship, built in 1999, will return to the NCL international fleet, and will be outfitted… [Continue Reading]

Tahitian Princess to Be Renamed Ocean Princess

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (April 3, 2008) – Tahitian Princess, one of the small ships in the Princess fleet, will be renamed in 2009, becoming Ocean Princess. The new name is intended to reflect the ship’s new deployment on worldwide itineraries. The renaming will take place while the ship is out of service during… [Continue Reading]